Chelsea 4, Norwich City 1 - what the nationals said

Leon Barnett, Alex Tettey and Sebastien Bassong before the game at Chelsea. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Leon Barnett, Alex Tettey and Sebastien Bassong before the game at Chelsea. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Monday, October 8, 2012
11:21 AM

The national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 4-1 defeat at Chelsea.

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The Sunday Mirror: “Taking the lead was probably the worst thing Norwich could have done because it sparked Chelsea into life. There was only one winner after that.”

The Mail on Sunday: “Chelsea overcame the early shock of going a goal down to produce a dominant performance, aided, it should be said, by some awful defending.”

The Observer: “Last season, Holt gave Terry the sort of bullying he has seldom endured and the striker started here as if intent on dishing out similar treatment.”

The Independent: ”Norwich are reported to be suing Paul Lambert, their former manager, but their supporters will be more concerned about the continuing downward drift of the team.”

The Sunday Telegraph: “At times, Chelsea have tried to defend the indefensible with Terry and Cole. In Norwich they faced a side whose defending was indefensible.”

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10 comments

  • At least Holty still beats JT up! We need to clone GH`s mentality. Flaccid performance all round barring him and Hoolahoop. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, October 8, 2012

  • Remember that all-goalie hendecagon formation I proposed, Swiss. Buy Robert Green back so we have one keeper allowed to handle outside the area. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, October 8, 2012

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, October 8, 2012

  • That tells you a lot about Village Norwich in general and the EDP in particular, richard. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

  • Remember that all-goalie hendecagon formation I proposed, Swiss. Buy Robert Green back so we have one keeper allowed to handle outside the area. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, October 8, 2012

  • Well there is plenty of doom and gloom, but we need to be positive. Chris Hughton got a rude awakening at Fulham, but soon done something about it ( Bassong & Garrido ). Bassong is ruled out of Liverpool game and a similar scenario happens, what more can you expect at Chelsea, they are a quality side! This is a stronger squad than last year, but certain individuals are key to a good performance and hopefully they can stay fit. We will know much more when the Arsenal game is out of the way. Keep your heads up we are going nowhere but the Premiership!!

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    johnnyp

    Monday, October 8, 2012

  • I think the expressions say it all in that picture. Bassong looks stunned, Tetty is wondering what he has got himself in to and Leon seems to be asking to be beamed-up.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, October 8, 2012

  • Odd that the negative story has a picture of the only three NCFC Black players ,,,

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    Surrey Canary

    Monday, October 8, 2012

  • OK.......the fans think we were rubbish....the papers said we were rubbish, Chris Hughton admits we were rubbish. EVERYONE acknowledges we are rubbish...........can we now do something about correcting this glaring fact???.........Or are we just going to carry on acknowledging it all the way back to the Championship??

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    Algarve Canary

    Monday, October 8, 2012

  • Unfortunately, this all seems like fair comment. Relieved that we only let in one in the second half. Could we not play Bunn and Ruddy at the same time, side by side?

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, October 8, 2012

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